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You are correct, they are flea beetles. The black spots are feces, not eggs. The larvae grow on plant roots in the soil. The adults eat a wide variety of plant foliage. They can be an evil pest, and severely stunt plants. However, I've taken care of them in my property and haven't had an issue for years. Here are some tips on control, leaving out covers, as ...


I had a very similar problem with beetles 5 years ago with my grape vine. I eventually cut it down because the Japanese beetles would eat every last leaf and it was ugly. Anyhow shortly after I cut it down I noticed that I had them in my organic vegetable garden. I decided to try a product called Milky Spore. It worked! It's only one application for ...

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